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Teenage pregnancyThe making and unmaking of a problem$
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Lisa Arai

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420749

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.001.0001

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What are the consequences of teenage fertility?

What are the consequences of teenage fertility?

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Teenage pregnancy

Lisa Arai

Policy Press

This chapter describes the consequences of teenage motherhood one a teenager and the effects on her mental and physical health and that of her children. The literature that is referred to here dates from the late 1990s and includes selected studies from the UK and other developed nations. The main results of the review are presented in tabular form, with study details, focus, etc. shown, and some information about the steps taken by researchers to minimise the confounding effects of variables such as SES or education. It is shown that child bearing in the teenage years is considered to cause poor outcomes in two main areas, i.e., socioeconomic situation, and health and well-being.

Keywords:   teenage pregnancy, teenage motherhood, motherhood, teenage fertility, mental health, physical health

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